8 Family-Friendly Days Out in Paris

8 Family-Friendly Days Out in Paris

Paris may be the city of love, but it’s also a lovely city for family holidays. To make the most of time here with the kids, check out Paris Perfect’s eight family-friendly days out in Paris. ... Read More

Small Apartment, Big Living: Tiny Paris Apartment Transformed!

Small Apartment, Big Living: Tiny Paris Apartment Transformed!

I love interior design and especially the challenges of remodeling a tiny apartment into something fabulous. Paris is one of the best places to transform small spaces – apartments are generally not as spacious as the USA.  Done well, even a petite apartment can seem grand with the right design. ... Read More

What’s On In Paris (January – June)

What’s On In Paris (January – June)

From romantic snow in winter to sun-kissed spring, Paris is wonderful at any time of year. So when you’re planning your next trip, why not take into account the city’s packed year-round calendar? Its fab festivals, exhibitions, and events could prove a handy hook for a blissful break. Paris Perfect can help you work out what’s on or take your cue from these 2018 monthly highlights. ... Read More

Gougères: French Cheese Puffs Recipe

Gougères: French Cheese Puffs Recipe

The French take their pre-dinner drinks very seriously. Known as the apéro (derived from the word apéritif) it’s a pre-dinner drink with finger food and can encompass everything from olives and cured ham to elaborate bite-sized snacks. The star of any pre-dinner drinks, however, is the gougère, the French cheese puff. Light, fluffy and with a delicious cheese flavor, it feels warm and welcoming at the same time. ... Read More

5 Fab Ways To Ring In The New Year In Paris

5 Fab Ways To Ring In The New Year In Paris

The City of Light is a famously seductive spot for ringing in the New Year. Expect iconic backdrops including the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe to light up to welcome 2018 in vibrant color. Many of Paris Perfect’s chic rental apartments boast stellar Eiffel Tower views, such as the Beaujolais, Bergerac, Chablis, Margaux, and Merlot apartments, where you can make magical memories by raising your champagne glass at the stroke of midnight. ... Read More

Paris Real Estate Hits a New Record in 2017

Paris Real Estate Hits a New Record in 2017

In 2017, it has been a bumper year for apartment sales in Paris, both in terms of price increases and volume of sales. According to a recent report by Notaires of Paris Ile-de-France, sales increased 21% year over year. In fact, the first nine months of 2017 produced more transactions than the entire years: 2012, 2013 or 2014. ... Read More

Why Rue des Martyrs Is The Perfect Paris Street

Why Rue des Martyrs Is The Perfect Paris Street

Beginning at the imposing columned church of Notre-Dame-de-Lorette and stretching right up into the foothills of Montmartre, Rue des Martyrs is a beloved stronghold of local community life and spirit. The street may be one of the most authentic Parisian street in the city – the hustle and bustle of hardware stores and grocery stalls mixed in with pharmacies and bookstores, florists and bakers. ... Read More

The Merlot Apartment: An Amazing Small Home Remodel in Paris

The Merlot Apartment: An Amazing Small Home Remodel in Paris

Fifteen years ago, owners and now good friends, purchased the Merlot apartment. Named after the wonderful red grape from Bordeaux, the stunning views merited the name of this rich red wine. Ten years ago, they were thrilled when the Fine Living Network called the Merlot apartment,“The most romantic apartment in Paris.”In June 2016, we helped the owners put the perfect finishing touches on it after a comprehensive renovation. ... Read More

Where To Shop For Candles In Paris

Where To Shop For Candles In Paris

To the untrained nose, candle shopping in Paris might seem like a no-brainer. But with so many diverse and intoxicating scents to sniff, from honeyed tobacco to Mexican orange blossom, it’s difficult to know where to begin. Here’s a handful of our top recommendations, so you can come up smelling of roses (or maybe lavender – whatever your preference). ... Read More

Paris’s Best Crème Brûlée

Paris’s Best Crème Brûlée

Remember the scene from Amélie where Audrey Tautou ponders life’s little pleasures? One of them is cracking into a luscious crème brûlée. A rich and creamy vanilla-laced custard covered in a crisp sugar shell, it’s hard not to love the classic French dessert. It takes time to perfect this sublime dessert and while it’s a staple in Paris, it isn’t that easy to find a first-rate version of the scrumptious treat. ... Read More

Lorette & Jasmin: Vintage Designer Shopping

Lorette & Jasmin: Vintage Designer Shopping

Looking to find a really special designer piece while in Paris? Look no further than Lorette & Jasmin, an alluring consignment store (dépôt vente in French) in the heart of the chic 16th arrondissement. At Paris Perfect, we also have a host of guided shopping tours for those that want a more expert-led option. Specializing in high-quality second-hand clothes, this is the place to find a real bargain. ... Read More

A Splendid Lunch With Mum At Café Constant

A Splendid Lunch With Mum At Café Constant

Looking for a charming Parisian café serving mouth-watering classic French fare? Café Constant ticks those boxes and so much more. After hearing top-notch reviews about Café Constant from our guests and my Paris Perfect colleagues, I just had to try it. It looked like a cozy and cheerful destination for a leisurely lunch with my mum, on her latest trip to visit me in Paris. ... Read More

The Best-Kept Parisian Shopping And Style Secrets

The Best-Kept Parisian Shopping And Style Secrets

As Maria Callas, the influential opera singer said: “Paris dictates fashion to the whole world.” We know Paris is one of the best cities in the world for fashion, but where to begin? With so many incredible stores, how do you maximize your shopping time? We enlisted some of Paris’s top fashion experts on our tours, helping to uncover the city’s best-kept shopping secrets. ... Read More

Paris Hits New Record as Prices Continue to Surge

Paris Hits New Record as Prices Continue to Surge

It’s official: Paris real estate is hot right now. The market is sizzling, according to new sales records and surging prices in 2017. A recent report by Notaires confirmed sustained price rises across the Île-de-France region between July 2016 and July 2017, where apartments have increased by 5.2% and houses by 2.2% on average. Paris represents a significant proportion of these accelerated growths. ... Read More

My Delicious Fig And Apple Custard Clafoutis

My Delicious Fig And Apple Custard Clafoutis

Our good friends have recently purchased a country home in Normandy – not far from Paris. They had loads of beautiful homegrown figs and they gave us with a huge bag. The first thing I did was make this divine apple and fig clafoutis. It’s a fruity and delicious dessert originally made with morello cherries, but the apples and figs complement each other perfectly. ... Read More

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